Workshop: Animal Ethics from a Biologist's Perspective

Course ID - CTD0421-5   

Short Title: Animal Ethics  

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:    Faculty
Length of Workshop:     2 hours
Prerequisite  none

What is the relationship between humans and other animals? What defines a “person”? Do animals experience pain, anxiety, and suffering? Are there alternatives to animal models in scientific research? Is it wrong to hold other animals captive, or otherwise interfere in their lives? This workshop will explore these and related questions concerning the status of other animals and their place in the context of human interests and concerns.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


 As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the capacities of other animals in scientific terms
  • Identify the moral issues involved in such practices as dissection and vivisection, animal agriculture, hunting, and the confinement of animals
  • Identify questions that students might raise concerning moral issues in animal ethics
  • Develop a lesson plan for a class concerning one of the issues discussed in this workshop



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0421-5
Course Title: Animal Ethics
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.